Well, that's the summer over and my goodness has autumn come in like a lion! We will be learning the competition set and in all there are four tunes but nothing too difficult. The music for the first two tunes will be on your email so take it with you so we can run through them this Thursday, 15th September from 7 p.m. at the academy part of the evening. The main band players will artrive from 7.45 p.m. as usual.
The photo below was taken at Howard Davis Park in August, which prompts me to update you on the progress of the new tartan:
We are making arrangements to get the new tartan sample down to the island and our kilt maker is trying to get flights down on one of the preferred three suggested week ends:17/18th; 24/25th September and 1/2 October. The aim is to get as many of the band members measured up for the new kit on the week end and to get some of us trained on how to measure for kilts, jackets, waistcoats etc. Clearly we will not all be around at the time of the kilt makers visit so don't worry if you are not as someone will be able to take them for you when you are available.
We are also at the stage of getting our new tartan name approved by the Jersey authorities. This is a necessary prerequisite to getting our tartan registered with the Scottish Register of Tartans.